Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic has verbally agreed to join Liverpool, according to Diario Gol via Daily Mirror . The Reds have apparently spoken to the Croatia international about a move to Anfield, with the 23-year-old potentially replacing Philippe Coutinho, should he join Barcelona. Real Madrid want to reward Marco Asensio with a new contract until 2023 and increase his buy-out clause to €500 million, according to Marca.
Manchester City was down a man for almost 45 minutes, but you could hardly tell as the Etihad Stadium club came back to draw Everton 1-1 on Monday. An entertaining affair had a bit for everyone, as Wayne Rooney made Premier League history and Everton teammate Morgan Schneiderlin joined City’s Kyle Walker as players to earn iffy second yellow cards. Most teams will be quite pleased to take a point at Manchester City.
Sports puts Seattle at number 5 in a ranking of potential stadium sites for the USA/Canada/Mexico joint World Cup 2026 bid, citing it as a “good bet” to host matches if the bid were to be successful. Michael Bradley gave a candid interview about Charlottesville last week, a city to which he holds many personal ties. New York City FC’s efforts to build a soccer-specific stadium may finally be bearing some fruit, with their architects visiting a prospective stadium site in Belmont Park last week. Efforts to catalogue the NPSL’s league-wide attendance have proven futile, but blog Kenn.com pulled together as much as they possibly could to determine how many people are showing up for each NPSL team’s matches.